Benjamin Jephta

OneBeat 2016 Fellow

Bassist, Composer

Cape Town, South Africa

A graduate of  the University of Cape Town, Benjamin Jephta is one of South Africa’s premier upright and electric bass players. He has performed alongside notable African jazz musicians including Hugh Masekela, Sibongile Khumalo and Feya Faku and toured with countless orchestras and ensembles across Africa, Europe and Asia. His debut album, Homecoming, was released in 2015 and nominated for Best Jazz Album for the South African Music Awards and The Metro FM Music Awards. Benjamin has also been involved in educational projects for disadvantaged youth in the Cape Flats (southeast of Cape Town) and the East Rand, Johannesburg.